Collaboration

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How to get the most out of Slack

Though it's only four years old, Slack has evolved to become a leading cloud-based workplace collaboration app. Here's what it does, how to use it and why it could replace email in the future.

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Word 2016 cheat sheet

Are you getting the most from Microsoft Word 2016 for Windows? Get to know the key features.

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Report: AI assistants and chatbots gain traction in the enterprise

Microsoft’s Cortana AI assistant currently leads the charge in the workplace, thanks to Windows 10 integration.

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Atlassian Stride gets general release, adds Google Drive and Dropbox integrations

Six months after a limited launch, the HipChat successor (and rival to Slack) now has ‘tens of thousands’ of teams using it.

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Microsoft PowerPoint vs. Google Slides: Which works better for business?

PowerPoint has long been the tool of choice for creating business presentations, but Google Slides is worth a second look. We compare their strengths and weaknesses.

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Chat happens: Your guide to 11 group-chat services

If you’re still relying on conference calls or IM, it's time your team explored group chat. Here's what Slack, Microsoft Teams, Google Hangouts Chat, Facebook Workplace, Stride and six other chat providers have to offer.

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Microsoft Teams cheat sheet

Microsoft's answer to Slack, Teams provides group messaging, voice and video calls, and useful integrations with other Office 365 apps. Here's how to get set up in Teams and find your way around.

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A.I. and speech advances bring virtual assistants to work

Though the trend is just getting started, digital assistants show promise for boosting workplace productivity and collaboration.

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How to use Skype for Business

Hosting a meeting, showing a presentation or holding a Q&A with Skype for Business is easy; attending someone else's meeting is even easier. Here's how to do it.

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Microsoft lays out a Teams vision for intelligent communications

A year after launch, the company’s team collaboration tool is now used by 200,000 companies.

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The collaboration conundrum: Companies look to consolidate around team chat apps

With so many collaboration and communications tools now available, companies face app fragmentation and hurdles to ensuring their workers can actually connect.

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A new mindset drives a new way forward

We need to rethink collaboration solutions.

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First look: Office 2019’s likeliest new features

Microsoft has been mum about what's coming in Office 2019, but features that have rolled out to Office 365 provide clues. We explore the likeliest additions to Office 2019.

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SharePoint Online cheat sheet

Learn how to find your way around SharePoint Online, create sites, share and manage documents, work with calendars, integrate with Outlook and more.

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5 tips for working with SharePoint Online

Go beyond the basics with these power user tips for Microsoft's online collaboration platform.

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Google’s Hangouts Chat collaboration app hits a booming market

The company plans to use artificial intelligence for Google Calendar and Docs features and tie it all tightly with G Suite.

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Why the best work tools play nicely together

As innovation continues to provide companies more specialized options to solve their business problems, enterprise tech that is thoughtful about how it integrates with other platforms will continue to flourish.

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How to use OneDrive in Windows 10 to sync and share files

If you have Windows 10, you have OneDrive. Here's how to use Microsoft's cloud storage service in Windows 10.

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